Chicken Pesto Pasta

Courtesy of Operation Transformation on RTÉ

Serves 2


2 chicken fillets
1 tbsp basil pesto
1 tbsp light cream cheese
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
100g wholewheat pasta (any shape)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp rapeseed oil


  1. Place wholewheat pasta in a pot of boiling water and cook for approximately 9-10 minutes until soft
  2. Cut chicken fillets into strips
  3. Place tablespoon of rapeseed oil in a wok / pan and add garlic and chicken strips
  4. Cook for approximately 6-8 minutes until cooked through
  5. Reduce heat and add basil pesto to the chicken, add cream cheese and stir through
  6. Allow cream cheese to melt making a creamy sauce
  7. Add sliced peppers and stir for a few minutes until tender
  8. Serve pesto chicken mixture with wholewheat pasta
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